Tesla recalling over 817K vehicles to fix seatbelt reminder failure

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Tesla will recall 817,143 vehicles as a result of their seatbelt reminder chimes might not activate as programmed, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) introduced on Thursday. It is the second recall discover issued for Teslas this week.

According to the paperwork posted to the NHTSA website, the chime might not activate when a driver begins the automotive in a selected circumstance the place “the chime was interrupted in the preceding drive cycle and the seat belt was not buckled subsequent to that interruption (e.g., the driver exited the vehicle in the preceding drive cycle while the chime was active and later returned to the vehicle, creating a new drive cycle).”

Even on this occasion, a visible reminder is displayed on the instrument cluster and the chime will activate if the automobile reaches 13.7 mph with an unbelted driver.

The recall impacts the 2017-2022 Model 3, 2020-2022 Model Y, and 2021-2022 Model S and Model X and will likely be addressed by way of an over-the-air software replace that won’t require house owners to bodily convey their vehicles right into a service heart for the restore.

The seatbelt chime in some Tesla fashions might not activate when a driver begins the automotive, in accordance to federal regulators.
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On Tuesday, NHTSA posted discover that Tesla was recalling approximately 54,000 vehicles outfitted with a beta take a look at model of its Full Self-Driving partially automated driving system, which had been programmed to roll by way of cease indicators at low speeds when it deemed protected, a observe that violates legal guidelines in each US state.